Race to the Top - District (RTT-D)

The purpose of the Race to the Top - District (RTT-D) program is to build on the lessons learned from the state RTTT competitions and to support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness.


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    This document shows how Read and Rise meets Absolute Priority 1, the Selection Criteria, and the Competitive Preference Priority of the Race to the Top - District Grant Competition to increase student literacy, teacher effectiveness, and family engagement.

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21st CCLC My Books


The following chart illustrates how Scholastic Take-Home Book Packs support the criteria for Title I-funded school-wide, targeted assistance, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) programs. The criteria are drawn from the Dec. 2, 2002, Title I Final Rules and Regulations, posted at this site:


KEY CRITERIA FOR 21st CCLC Scholastic Take-Home Book Packs
1. Provide opportunities for all students to meet the State's proficient and advanced levels of student academic achievement, particularly in the areas of reading/language arts, math, and science. Scholastic Take-Home Book Packs for Grades PreK-12 support the common core and state standards by providing high-quality, authentic literature in a wide variety of subjects and genres. The parent and community activity packs foster family involvement and reinforce at-home learning. Book packs provide components to support a balanced literacy program:
  • Cross-curricular Content: A math title is included in every nonfiction Grades K-5 book pack
  • Build Reading Accuracy: Students read familiar books over and over, while building fluency with expression
  • Research-based Strategies: Reading practice strengthens skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension through reading activities
  • Book Packs provide Reading
2. Use effective methods and instructional practices that are based on scientifically based research that: Research tells us that, without practice, students lose reading skills, and that children from lower-income families lose the most. The results in children who typically score lower on the reading tests than their counterparts.

Tw-thirds of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income